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Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American AleWoodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 10-11-2012)
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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a splendid brew, featuring the underused mosaic hop. sort of a pale ale, sort of an ipa, sort of an American strong, a cool hybrid. the pour is very cloudy, almost a dull beige color on this, like half pineapple half orange juice, only darker, its just as pulpy apparently, and it has a really thick head of white foam with an almost nitro look to it. the color is bizarre, not totally appetizing, but I am intrigued. the nose wins me over instantly, big fresh tropical fruit flavors abound, fresh mango and papaya and maybe even lime, this mosaic hop has quite the bouquet! I could not tell, but there may be some rye malt in here, as it has a gentle spice towards the finish. alcohol is invisible in aroma and flavor, impressive. the tropical fruit flavors are lush and intense. not sweet, but not bitter either. resinous but very unlike the high alpha west coast varietals. this is a must try, wow, I really really like this. fuller body requires a little chewing, but the finish is really bright and unique, and the carbonation is about where it should be in a beer of this magnitude. the woodcut series has set the bar very high (price tag too), but the sixth incarnation lives up to its heritage and selling price, and is one of those special beers that demands to be cellared and shared with the closest of friends during the best of times. A+ overall.

edit: almost two years on and this is drinking just as nicely as it originally was. for whatever reason, the mosaic hasnt faded a hint, and the oak intensity seems to have ramped up even further somehow while the alcohol has relaxed even more to undetectable levels. not sure how much longer this is meant to hold on, but boy is it a beauty right now, and still on some random shelves around town too. scoop it up while you can!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 22:56:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-16-2013 01:58:36 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of FremontBar


5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-14-2013 20:45:48 | More by FremontBar
Photo of wmobley


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-13-2013 20:52:55 | More by wmobley
Photo of Stwinchy


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-12-2013 19:34:33 | More by Stwinchy
Photo of G-Hawk


3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-10-2013 23:30:43 | More by G-Hawk
Photo of russpowell


4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 430 (bottled Aug 2012) opens with a resounding pop. Pours a hazed & effervescent peach color with 3 fingers of lacing. Good head retention & very good lacing, still hazy out at the end

S: Plums, cherries, whiskey, plus oakyness & citrus/pine once warm

T: Figs, cherries dryness & butter rum up front. Plums, butterscotch, figs cherries, lemon grass & lime once warm, slight oaky boozeyness. Finishes warming, fruitty, dry & citrussy & slightly medicinal/piney

MF: Fairly chewy, slightly carbonated, warming

I liked this, drank fairly easy despite the ABV, the Mosaic hops show through once warm. If you can get this for $16 like I did, get it...

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:52:10 | More by russpowell
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2013 18:11:27 | More by JMBSH
Photo of nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -25.4%

03-05-2013 02:36:46 | More by nzerbe
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 14:20:27 | More by steamboatbrewer
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-26-2013 05:57:19 | More by drewone
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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub's birthday tasting.

Bottled 8/2012. Bottle # 05660.

Pours a hazy orange-red with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and some woody aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is interesting and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:09:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Bottled: August 2012

Pours a nice slightly orange murky color. There are some amber hues on the edges with some light coming through. There is a nice 1 inch ecru head that is a mix of dense tight bubbles and some more chunkier medium sized bubbles. The head retention is good.

Aroma starts off with some underlain sweetness. Then some juicy juicy hop notes. Definitely some papaya notes and some slight tropical juice notes in the nose. Slightly herbal and grassy hop notes as well. There is some oak and vanilla notes that is a bit fain in the background. There is some molasses notes in the nose as well that are not intense but hint at a sweeter flavor.

Flavor starts off with some sharp juicy papaya notes. Strong tropical fruit notes with some juice sweetens and also some citrus notes. Grassy herbal hop notes are perceived mixed in with the juiciness of the brew. The hop notes are not bitter a all but add a very nice and earthy note to the brew. Now thats on the front end. The brew nicely transitions to a more malty bready sweetness with some great barrel notes. Some woody and earthy oak combined with slight vanilla notes as well as some nuttyness. Mouthfeel is pretty nice and medium. Slightly oily but not too rich.

Pretty good stuff. Interesting and complex but well crafted. The flavors are yummy and nicely layered.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 20:00:18 | More by JoEBoBpr
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-20-2013 16:54:25 | More by Holland
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-11-2013 00:36:13 | More by swaghawk
Photo of fmccormi

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 750ml cork-and-cage champagne bottle to my trusty Cigar City snifter. Some bottling info printed toward the far right-hand side of the bottle indicates that this is bottle #7615 (of how many, I’m not sure), bottled in August of 2012 (“BOTTLE NO 07615 DATE AUGUST, 2012”). So, consumed somewhere around 5-6 months after bottling.

Appearance (4.25): This has a very hazy body, a dark brownish color like apple cider; it’s capped by a custard-colored head with tight foam, maybe one finger thick. Sports some fantastic lacing, with lots of legs and spots, and some webbing.

Smell (4.0): Rich scents of cherry, toffee, plums, prunes, and warming alcohol come through very clearly—some pineapple and passionfruit underneath, but the most characteristic part of this is papaya. Clear, thick, and very aromatic, like papaya nectar—that citrusy, kind of rich, slightly smoky scent (to me, anyway) that is papaya.

Taste (4.25): Again, thick papaya and mango juice notes lead the way, followed by fruitcake, toffee, caramel candy, and some toasted bread fleshing out the malt body. There’s a cutting edge in the finish like someone threw a squirt of lemon juice into my glass for a hoppy finish. Heavy, sweet oak character—some vanilla, actually lots of vanilla mixed into that juicy malt body. What’s really interesting is that the thickness and richness of the papaya character that almost certainly comes from the mosaic hops is smoothly blended into the rich toffee and vanilla notes of the malt and oak, respectively—very interesting. Plenty of warming alcohol, more rich than hot.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Creamy, with smooth carbonation, giving a light tingle in the finish before foaming soft and thickly, and richly soft like velvet. The body is slightly syrupy, and finishes ALMOST on the dry side. Lovely feel, actually.

Overall (4.0): This is a big-ass, thick, hopped-up, wood-aged American Strong Ale. If that sounds like your thing, it probably is, but bear in mind that the hoppiness does not come through in bitterness hardly at all—like I mentioned in the tasting notes, the papaya juice that comes from the hopping (o hai Mosaic) is blended smoothly with the rich, toasted toffee and fruitcakey-ness of the malt body. Add the smooth vanilla character of the oak aging, and it becomes one big swirl of interesting flavors, surprisingly smooth and rich and warming. While not something I’d normally seek out, I’m glad to have tried it and I’m impressed by the craftsmanship here.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 16:48:04 | More by fmccormi
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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in an Odell cervoise. Overall this was an OK beer but ultimately too heavy for me, too much oak, too much malt, too much alcohol. It kept getting more powerful the more I drank, took me a long time, I did finish but I won't repeat it.

Beer is dark amber and competely hazy, tight tan head of tiny bubbles, lacing and high retention, looks good.

Aroma is vanilla, oak and malt, smells super sweet.

Beer is super thick, especially for a beer that is basically solvent. It is chewy and rough, lots of tannins on the finish, very malty sweet throughout. Not a repeat for me but worth the look, especially if you like high alcohol malt bombs. This is for you.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 18:24:20 | More by drabmuh
Photo of fivetime


3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-24-2013 01:55:26 | More by fivetime
Photo of BruceBruce


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-19-2013 04:38:00 | More by BruceBruce
Photo of Thorpe429


3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-18-2013 15:50:53 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of oline73


3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a quarter finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: There is a ton of oak in the nose. The wood is joined by an herbal note. The background is sweet with a slight citrus note as well.

Taste: This is a very herbal beer and it has a huge oaky/wood presence. It's quire sweet which I expected given the abv. The oak dominates the flavor and continues through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium to syrupy with smooth carbonation and a really dry finish.

Overall: This is an intensely woody beer. I was glad I got to try it, but I don't know that I'd need more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:55:32 | More by oline73
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2/5  rDev -50.2%

01-11-2013 05:11:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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District of Columbia

3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Travlr. Thanks Gene. The beer is orange to light copper colored with a fizzy white head. High carbonation evident. The aroma offers malt, oak, citrus, alcohol. The flavor is malty, earthy. Abundant oak throughout, even tannic. Notes of vanilla, nectarines. Overall, this was ok, but just too woody for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:59:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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Ontario (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled in August 2012. Bottle #05861.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Hazy medium to dark orange; opaque. One finger of cream coloured head with good retention.

S - Hazy tropical fruit aroma with fresh papaya, guava and mango notes. A big woody aroma is present as well along with a hint of vanilla. Really unique and inviting nose.

T - A good bitterness up front with a nice tropical fruit bouquet of papaya, guava and mango. The barrel aging adds toasted oak and some vanilla. A touch of caramel sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation. Some stickiness.

O - The 750 ml of this went way too fast. Easy drinking and absolutely delicious. I am interested to try more of the mosaic hop.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 15:48:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-29-2012 01:57:18 | More by GarretD
Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.